John Martin is a 6-2, 195-pound running back / defensive back from Cecil, Ala., who plays at Macon-East Montgomery Academy, a private school. So far this year in three games, Martin has 346 yards on 40 carries and nine touchdowns. He is also an excellent receiver and blocker. He plays "rover back" on defense, and has racked up 25 tackles in three games so far.
Martin camped at Vanderbilt last summer, as well as Alabama and Auburn. His best 40 time is 4.55; he ran a 4.61 at Vanderbilt and a 4.60 at Alabama. "We do like the folks we met at Vandy at the spring game and the summer camp, both of which were very good experiences," said Martin's father David.
Martin is a 3.8 student who gained over 1200 yards as a junior and over 1100 yards as a sophomore. Still waiting for his first offer, he is interested in Alabama, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Clemson, Tulane and Troy State. He is tentatively planning an unofficial visit for one of Vandy's home games this fall.